YoungstaCPT takes us through Cape Town
Prolific Cape Town artist YOUNGSTACPT is touching down in Australia this week for a string of highly anticpaited shows. With a set at SECRET GARDEN nestled in amongst some dates at the country’s most loved venues, it’s about time we got to know just who YoungstaCPT is and what he’s all about. With 27 mixtapes and numerous EPs to his name, he’s widely regarded as not just impressive, but also important to music fans in South Africa and beyond, and for very good reason.
With intelligent and sharp rhymes, YoungstaCPT strives for the lyrical excellence of bygone hip-hop eras. He cuts to the core of you over big boom bap beats, and is constantly striving to be better and do better. His latest EP, Y?Fi, is the perfect example of this – and is also his 27th mixtape to date.
To get to know him a little better, we asked YoungstaCPT to put together a list of his favourite places back home. Check it out below, and catch him on tour this month!
This would have to be my favourite eatery of them all simply because it’s based in my area of Wynberg. I grew up around this place, even if it was just chilling on the corner watching the cars post up and rev their engines. It’s located on a corner in a pretty busy street so there’s a lot of activity around this location. The food is super good and they’re known for making excellent Gatsbys.
Golden dish – a legendary take away spot in Cape Town. Known for making some of biggest and most filling Gatsbys (a long sub like roll filled with various toppings/sauces) it’s also been on the same spots for decades. Located at another busy intersection theirs loads of traffic as well as other businesses so it makes for a pretty lively strip.
Situated right opposite my number 1 spot Cosy Corner, Aneesas has also been a landmark in Wynberg for many years, a family establishment known for its Vienna and chips parcel this place really lit up my childhood and served as our weekend choice for meals. Always busy and never empty people trust the food so much that regardless of the fact there’s Cost Corner right across the road they would still choose Aneesas as their take aways.
This Has to be my favorite pizza ever! Once again found in my hometown of Wynberg down the road from Cosy Corner & Aneesas, this takes out any pizza I’ve eaten! Debonairs and St.Elmos can go sleep for this! Just enough toppings and a thick enough base, this is really pizza perfect!!! Make sure you check it out if you ever in CPT, Wynberg.
A new place for me to have tried out but boy oh boy I’m glad I did! Found just outside the V&A Waterfront, Woodies brings you some of the most mouth watering, deliciously large burgers you’ve ever eaten or seen. Known for their beef burgers their fan base is growing fast and they’re becoming popular in the fast food game. I would definitely recommend you go there with a appetite because this burger will have you! KO!
YoungstaCPT tour dates
All info here
THU 23 FEB | BONEY, MELBOURNE, VIC (18+)
Supports from Genesis Owusu + NYUON + The MuffinMan (ZA)
Tickets from $12 + BF
SAT 25 FEB | SECRET GARDEN FESTIVAL, NSW (18+)
SUN 26 FEB | SINCE I LEFT YOU, SYDNEY, NSW (18+)
Supports from Jannah Beth & Vincent Segami (ZA)
Tickets from $20 + BF (limited capacity)
FRI 3 MAR | GOOD SPACE @ THE LORD GLADSTONE, SYDNEY, NSW (18+)
Supports from Genesis Owusu, Vincent Segami (ZA) & The Muffin Man (ZA)
SAT 4 MAR | LA DE DA, CANBERRA, ACT (18+)
Supports from Genesis Owusu + Weirddogvng + Keegz + more
Tickets from $15 (incl. BF)
SUN 5 MAR | NORTH WOLLONGONG HOTEL, NSW (18+)
Intro by Emma Jones